Area 10.98 km²
Phone number 0422-51-5131
Population 138,734 (2010)
|Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Address 2-2-28 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8777
Weather 14°C, Wind NW at 21 km/h, 52% Humidity
Colleges and Universities Seikei University, Asia University, Nippon Veterinary and Life
Musashino (武蔵野市, Musashino-shi) is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 143,868 and a population density of 13,090 persons per km². Its total area was 10.98 square kilometres (4.24 sq mi).
- Map of Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
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Map of Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Musashino is located in the Musashino Terrace of central Tokyo Metropolis, bordered by the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo.
Musashino is composed of the following neighborhoods: Kichijoji Kitamachi, Kichijoji Higashicho, Kichijoji Honcho, Kichijoji Minamicho, Kyonancho, Gotenyama, Sakai, Sakurazutumi, Sekimae, Nakacho, Nishikubo, Midoricho, and Yahatacho. Kichijōji includes the source of the Kanda River.
The area of present-day Musashino was part of ancient Musashi Province. In the post-Meiji Restoration cadastral reform of July 22, 1878, the area became part of Kitatama District in Kanagawa Prefecture. The village of Musashino was created on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of municipalities law. Kitatama District was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis on April 1, 1893. Musashino was elevated to town status in 1928.Nakajima Aircraft Company has an aircraft engine plant in Musashino, which became a target for American bombers in World War II. Musashino was elevated to city status on November 3, 1947.
Musashino is largely a bedroom community for central Tokyo.
The anime and manga company Coamix has its headquarters in the Kichijōji neighborhood of Musashino. At one time Studio Ghibli was located in Kichijōji. Several other animation studios are located in Musashino, including J.C.Staff, Artland, Studio Ponoc, Production I.G, Bee Train, and Tatsunoko Production.
The electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric has its headquarters in Nakacho, Musashino. Tokyo Musashino City FC, a football (soccer) club, is also located there.